Studying French at Kingston enables you to develop excellent language skills. You will also cover aspects of French society and be able to move confidently between different professional and cultural environments.
You will learn to understand both written and spoken French, plus be able to use it fluently in a range of situations.
Studying French as a minor field offers you an exciting opportunity to combine a language with another subject. A good working knowledge of French will both complement and enhance your specialist area of study and open up new perspectives.
You learn through a series of interactive classes, seminars and workshops. Assessment techniques include take-home assessments, portfolios, oral presentations and some exams.
You'll have access to an excellent language laboratory, containing networked multimedia PCs.
The teaching quality of our languages programmes was rated as "excellent" in the last national assessment exercise.
A highlight of the course is the chance to spend a semester living and studying in France. We have longstanding links with universities in Lyon, Avignon, Toulon, Angers and Rennes (read more in the Study abroad section).
A recent survey found that French graduates were more likely to secure employment than almost all others. This is because employers are looking for graduate qualities such as:
the ability to communicate effectively;
All of these skills are firmly embedded in the French degree course at Kingston.